John and Scott posted comments to my post wondering how the WEA decision to support families in opting out of state tests will influence results in our state and in our school system. As I shared in the post, though I can understand the reasoning behind the decision I struggle with the impact on scores and how that might play out as the new accountability index is implemented. Unfortunately, it is another of those uncomfortable situations created by demands on our state and local school systems by actions at the federal level.
John's comment captures well the frustrations teachers are experiencing.
This year, I will be spending 8 days of my 180 giving standardized tests to my students, and not receiving any feedback that can impact their learning, this year. That is simply irresponsible practice.
Hard to argue with.